WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - MAY 11, 2015
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Wade Denniston - (435) 797-1361
Wed.-Sat., May 13-16 --- at Mountain West Champs., San Diego, Calif., All Day
Utah State's outdoor track & field teams continue its season this weekend at the Mountain West Championships, which will be held from Wednesday May 13 through Saturday, May 16 in San Diego, Calif. The Aggie men finished third at last year's MW Outdoor Championships, while the Aggie women placed sixth.
NTS --- at Boise State Invitational
Utah State's men's and women's track & field teams captured 10 event titles and 27 top-five finishes last weekend at the Boise State-hosted Border Clash. It was a record-setting day for junior Parker Bluth who set the school and meet record in the 200m with a time of 20.59, topping the previous school record of 20.77 set by Nic Bowens at last year's Clash. Bluth also finished first in the 100m (10.42), then teamed up with freshman Bryson Stout, junior Tanner Hunt and junior Cole Lambourne to beat all comers in the 4x100m (40.79). Junior Kevin Allen captured two event titles in the shot put (16.45m/53-11.75) and discus (53.01m/173-11), while finishing second in the hammer (57.34m/188-01). Sophomore Devin Wright took second in the javelin (60.37m/198-01), while freshman David Hirschmann finished third in the shot put (15.60m/51-02.25) and fourth in the discus (48.32m/158-06). Other first-place finishers for the Aggies on the men's side included Cole Lambourne in the 400m (46.14), while his little brother, freshman Clay Lambourne, took fourth (47.67). The Lambourne brothers, along with Hunt and sophomore Brett McAdams, crossed the finish line first in the 4x400m (3:11.87). Other top-five finishers for the Aggie men included senior Eric Shellhorn who took second in the 800m (1:49.98), while freshman Jordan Beutler finished fourth in the event (1:51.78). Sophomore Colby Wilson took second in the 1,500m (3:54.60), while junior Tom Derr also had a second-place finish in the 5,000m (15:19.11). Junior thrower Maci Bingham led the way for the Aggies on the women's side as she captured the discus title (50.84m/166-09) and took second in the hammer (60.13m/197-03). Senior Melanie Heslop finished fourth in the hammer (56.13m/184-02). Senior Jodi Williams set the meet record in winning the high jump (1.76m/5-09.25), while sophomore Katelyn Zabriskie finished fifth in the event (1.66m/5-05.25). A pair of Aggies finished in the top three in the javelin as sophomore Mia Estes won the event (44.80m/147-00) and freshman Stephanie Crapse took third (40.76m/133-09). Other top-five finishers for the women included sophomore Tori Parkinson finishing third in the 1,500m (4:38.23), sophomore Anna Maki taking third in both the long jump (5.34m/17-06.25) and triple jump (11.17m/36-07.75) and freshman Kelsey Yamauchi finishing second in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:58.28). The 4x400m relay team of senior Laycee Elliott, junior Kaitlyn Wilcox, freshman Rachel Anderson and freshman Megan Perkins took third (3:59.87).
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547
W, 16-3 (5) --- at Boise State
W, 10-9 --- at Boise State
W, 3-2 (8) --- at Boise State
Utah State's softball team (19-36, 11-13) concluded its season last weekend in a Mountain West road sweep at Boise State (16-3 (5), 10-9, 3-2 (8)). The 19 wins are the most since 2010, while the 11 league victories are the most since 1996. The Aggies opened the series in their second run-ruled win of the season, scoring a season-best 16 runs. In that game, the team matched the single-game home run record with five, while sophomore designated player/pitcher Alleyah Armendariz matched the individual single-season home run record with 12. Senior outfielder Hailey Froton also broke her own single-season RBI record, ending the season with 48. The Aggies then had their highest-scoring inning of the season in Friday's game, as all 10 runs came in the third inning of the 10-9 win. Overall on the weekend, USU was led by Armendariz who hit 6-for-12 with one double and one home run, while adding three runs scored and six RBI. Junior pitcher/designated player Noelle Johnson also batted .500 with four hits, including two doubles and one home run for a slugging percentage of 1.125. The pair also split pitching responsibilities over the weekend, allowing 26 hits and 14 runs, while walking 13 batters and striking out nine. As a team, Utah State hit .360 on the weekend with 32 hits and 29 runs, highlighted by seven doubles and five home runs.
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